Mystery microbe matching

This resource is available for free download

This learning activity, based on the concept of Sanger Sequencing, explores the use of DNA sequences to identify a collection of mystery microbes.  

The full activity (available for download on Figshare) includes:

  • instructions
  • two versions of a DNA colour key (simple and more complex)
  • collection of images of mystery gels for working out DNA sequences
  • collection of images of mystery microbes for matching to gels (individual image files and an image showing all microbes)
  • example photos showing the use of coloured plastic blocks to build DNA sequences